witness box


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witness box

n. Chiefly British
A witness stand.

witness box

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witness stand

n
(Law) the place in a court of law in which witnesses stand to give evidence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.witness box - a box enclosure for a witness when testifyingwitness box - a box enclosure for a witness when testifying
box - separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
courtroom, court - a room in which a lawcourt sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
Translations

witness box

, (US) witness stand
nZeugenbank f, → Zeugenstand m

witness box

witness stand (Am) nbanco dei testimoni
References in classic literature ?
Lady Ruth raised her veil, and looked at him from the witness box.
Injured Meg, 19, took to the witness box to read her victim statement but became upset and was unable to do it so her tearful sister took over.
Miss Flounders wiped away tears in the witness box as she described how the 28-year-old former Boro and Sunderland winger had told her "everything" about kissing a 15-yearold girl when he returned from a police station after his arrest in March last year.
Mr Bettison is due to take to the witness box at the end of this week, but we've had a look back at what the jury has heard about him since the hearings began on March 31 last year.
THE sex abuse trial of television weatherman Fred Talbot was halted yesterday when he fell into a table and injured his head as he left the witness box.
A judge said there were "strong grounds" to believe "strong grounds" to believe that undercover reporter that undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood - known Mazher Mahmood - known as the Fake Sheikh - had lied as the Fake Sheikh - had lied in the witness box.
Harris made the admission while being cross-examined by prosecutor Sasha Wass QC during his second day in the witness box at his indecent assault trial.
Goodman, who returned to the witness box after weeks of ill health, was accused of being more heavily involved in phone hacking with private detective Glenn Mulcaire in 2005 and 2006 than was previously heard.
Dr Richard Newland's son of Witness Box registered a first victory over fences when crushing his rivals by 19 lengths in a novice chase at Wincanton over Christmas.
AFTER nearly three-and-a-half months on the sidelines listening patiently to accusations of phone hacking - with lovers past and present for company in the dock - Rebekah Brooks yesterday finally made the short journey across the floor of Court 12 at the Old Bailey to defend herself in the witness box.
Roache, 81, (pictured) entered the witness box at Preston Crown Court to give evidence in his denial of two rapes and four indecent assaults, involving five complainants aged 16 and under.
Roache, 81, entered the witness box at Preston Crown Court to give evidence in his denial of two rapes and four indecent assaults, involving five complainants aged 16 and under.